One of the Missing, the Kidnapped, and the Shortest
The missing person’s signs were everywhere. Each day, about 5 people from my quarter get kidnapped, but nobody notices. Only me. James Nicholas. Now, I wasn’t that type of boy who was a superhero, oh no. I was anything but that. I was that shy kid you would find in the corner eating his PB and J made by his mom with notes on napkins from mom. My family was everything to me. Even my little baby sister, Jamie. Little did I know, I was about to lose everything. One day, I was walking down the street from the school on my way back home when I bumped into a fellow. He was a fine gentleman, and I think one of the strangest ones too, in this world. We sat on a nearby bench and talked until sundown. Then I told him I had to go home and help my mom set the table up for dinner. He replied, “Son, you aren’t going home today. You are going with me.” That was when he whipped out a white cloth from his bag and placed it over my nose and mouth. The sweet smell filled my nose and everything turned black.
I woke to a white ceiling. It was blank with tiles on it. My head was pounding and I could feel my heart pumping. “Ugh. I hate this planet. The frickin’ name is so stupid.” I exaggerated. “Tutria. Stupid, stupid, stupid.” Looking around the room, the white color was blinding my eyes. Suddenly, I caught a glimpse of an envelope sealed with something red. I cautiously approached it. Inside read,
From this point on, you must escape this room. You have 30 minutes to do so.
I stood there in confusion. It was then that I heard a beep and above me appeared a clock counting down 30 minutes. I started to panic. “Ahhh! I don’t even know how I got here!” I exclaimed. I was looking everywhere. The floors, the walls underneath the bed. But then I got an idea. I remember I saw those tiles on the ceiling. What if….
I was too short to reach the tiles so I had to jump up and down on the bed. One of the tiles was loose and I pushed it out. I had to jump even higher to climb into the hole. Why am I so short? Oh, god. I finally crawled into the hole and found myself in an air vent. “Ugh. It’s so stuffy in here. And there’s dust everywhere!” I grimaced. I caught a stream of light out of the corner of my eye and I went towards it. There, at the end of the air vent, was a small door. “Darn it. There’s no knob! I have to kick it then.” I kicked and kicked until finally, it came out. I crawled out and dusted myself off. “Ahhh. Finally. Fresh air.” I huffed. Looking around, It looked the same as the room I woke up to. Except with no bed and this room had one window. What also was the same was a letter on the floor with a red seal. “Oh boy, not another one of these,” I mumbled. I opened the letter with shaking hands inside read,
Congratulations. You have passed the first level. Rest for now. For tomorrow, you will be given a mission.
I had a feeling that my life was going to get a whole lot more complicated.